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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Make modules work in Linus' tree on ARM
Alan Cox wrote:
> On Iau, 2003-08-14 at 17:19, Linus Torvalds wrote:
>>Does anybody actually _use_ /proc/kcore? It was one of those "cool
>>feature" things, but I certainly haven't ever used it myself except for
>>testing, and it's historically often been broken after various kernel
>>infrastructure updates, and people haven't complained..
> Now if you'd agree to merge the kgdb stubs to replace it.... ;)

I for one would like to see that. However:
The simple protocol that it uses needs to be factored out to an
arch-independent place, and the various archs need to be modified to use
it. To get to that point will likely require someone doing it for one
or two archs and then having enough community clout to convince other
archs to merge with it. It could get to the point where it's a pretty
clean implementation (for debugger hooks ;) ).

No, that isn't something I can take on. :/ (Though I did get it
partially working on 2.5 XScale.)

--------------------. "If it ain't broke now,
Eli Carter \ it will be soon." -- crypto-gram
eli.carter(a) `-------------------------------------------------

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